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Walker Elementary School (Magnet)

Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-5
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  • Enrollment: 771


Walker Elementary School (Magnet)
1001 Northwest 4th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
(754) 322-8800
Walker Elementary School (Magnet) is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL and serves grades PK-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 1 out of 10
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I'm a parent of a Walker Wildcat, and I volunteer in the school's Media Center, and we love this school. The teachers and staff are involved, and the school is one of First Lady Michelle Obama's Turnaround Arts Schools. The Magnet program offers a wonderful, FREE (because it's public school) performing arts program that my child looks forward to every day. The school is in a poor area, so we don't get much in the way of property taxes, but everyone is dedicated and working toward improvement. Instead of looking at a "1" rating and looking elsewhere, I'd encourage parents to come be part of the solution and help make Walker the best school in Broward County. For what it's worth, we researched other schools nearby, too. One in particular, a top-performing school in the area, also has a lot of rich, privileged students, and boy, the ones in my kid's after school martial arts class sure were entitled little people. Not exactly the peer group we were looking for, despite its high Great Schools rating.
Very supportive staff willing to help in more ways than simply enriching the basic knowledge.
I went to Walker when I was a child and now my two children go there. The school has had its ups and downs, but I am happy to report that with the arrival of the new principal, all things are looking up. The school was cleaned up, teachers who care about the kids are teaching, and there is a big change in the attitudes and behaviors of the kids. I never felt good about my kids going until this year. I hope they keep this principal around because he is doing a great job managing the school.
At first I must admit that I thought "high" of this school & the things I was confident that could be given to my child. The school is in a very rough area and the children within this school are very much not nice. It's sad that this school is consider a magnet school as not all teachers "display" love and affection towards students especially children unique. I will honestly say to not place your child at this school as the bullying, hitting & kicking is real and the environment is very rough. The head Principle is great but not even she can cover up the type of behaviors that go on at this school.
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